31 May-5 Jun 2016 Le Gosier (Guadeloupe, FWI) (France)

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Entry requirements 

The Islands of Guadeloupe are part of the territory of France. As such, they are part of Europe. An identity card or passport (valid) is sufficient for French citizens.

  • For nationals of the European Union and Switzerland, a passport without visa, an official identity card or French residency card valid is required.
  • For nationals of foreign countries not belonging to the European Union, a passport  validity (visa for some countries).
  • EU immigration rules apply, meaning US visitors don't need a visa when travelling for tourist purposes and stay for less than 90 days

Time difference

The Guadeloupe islands share the same time zone as New York and Montreal, namely GMT -5 in winter and GMT -6 in summer. 


The currency is the Euro. The coins and notes are the same as those used in Europe. The main French banks are represented and are generally open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Some agencies are open on Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Cash dispensers can be found in large towns and villages.

All the banks and most of the hotels exchange traveller’s cheques and foreign currency. There are also several automatic exchange counters and exchange desks near the arrival points (ports and airport). Chèques vacances holiday vouchers are accepted.


The Guadeloupe islands enjoy a temperate tropical climate thanks to the infuence of the ocean and the trade winds. Throughout the year, the air and water temperatures vary between 24 °C and 30 °C. Rainfall is very localised, short-lived and generally more common in mountain areas.


The voltage is 220V - 50Hz AC, so don't forget to bring your travel adapter!

Phone Country Code

+00 33 590 + 6 digits of your local correspondent

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